Articles written by Miles Matthews

property buying

Buying a property

In recent years, it is has become increasingly difficult for first time buyers to get that all important first step on the property ladder. This has resulted in buyers often trying to find creative ways of bypassing their financial restrictions, such as buying in partnership with friends and family members, seeking out ex housing authority

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The Working Parent Article

Using public transport: Is it really that bad?

The next time you drive to work alone, pushed to breaking point by traffic-choked streets, fumes everywhere and a symphony of horns going off all around you, ask yourself why you’re doing it? For many professional people, having a car is considered an absolute necessity not because they wouldn’t be better off without one, but

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Made redundant

Your redundancy rights

Redundancy is one of the defining aspects of recessions, and always one of the most damaging for people. However, whilst it is common, this will likely to be of no comfort for people who experience it, and being made redundant as often described as being traumatic, stressful and distressing. You have entitlements Generally, people are

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travelling with children

Travelling with children

A wing and a prayer? It may seem that many of the things you love go out of the window when a new baby arrives: Nights out, eating with both hands and a good night’s sleep are just three that spring immediately to mind. However, even the busiest family needs a break once in a

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families

Dealing with Debt

As the global recession continues to bite, many people are becoming increasingly affected by debt and its numerous complications. Debt can be hugely detrimental to a person’s quality of life and wellbeing, and can often feel like a leviathan-like insurmountable burden that can impact upon all aspects of your life, casting a bleak shadow on

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Negative Equity: What are my options?

Negative Equity: What are my options?

For many, the term, “negative equity”, is likely to be synonymous with the political, economic and social culture of the early 1990s, and is a phrase that is likely to evoke fear in home-owners around the UK.  Put as simply as possible, it is a situation in which a mortgage exceeds the actually value of

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